A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
One of O Magazine’s Ten Books To Pick Up Now
One of Real Simple’s Best Books of the Month
"Tova Mirvis perfectly, beautifully, unsettlingly captures the particular horror—existential and otherwise—of dismantling a long marriage and starting one’s life anew...a heartbreaking, life-altering book."
—Joanna Rakoff, author of My Salinger Year
"Moving, inspiring… A thoughtful and courageous memoir of family, religion and self-discovery."
"Bold… Compassionate… An introspective and fascinating story."
"The Book of Separation is an elegant, beautiful, carefully drawn story of love, tradition, inner conflict, and loss. This extraordinary memoir resonated with me more than I can say."
—Dani Shapiro, author Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage
"Tova Mirvis brings us into her heart-wrenching decision to leave her marriage and the world of Orthodox Judaism behind. Her exploration of faith and self are truly miraculous. This book is a wonder!"
—Ann Hood, author of The Book that Matters Most
"The Book of Separation is fiercely inspiring, and illuminates the too often dormant power within all of us to live in accordance with who we truly are."
—Heidi Pitlor, author of The Daylight Marriage
"Tova Mirvis’s memoir, beautifully written and fiercely honest, is a moving reflection on what it means to take responsibility for one’s own life."
—Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex
The memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world...Read More